|Kirsten and Sue Hawitt at Chester Marathon|
Success for LSARRC with Graham Webster achieving gold at the NVAC Championships at Newcastle Under Lyne, and an impressive ru by Neil Tate at the Kielder Marathon and Neil Toft at the Chester Marathon.
Sunday 8th October 2017 was a busy day for LSARRC members with members running at the Kielder Marathon in Northumberland, the Chester Marathon, West Coast Half Marathon in Preston, NVAC 10,000m Championship at Newcastle-U-Lyne and Yorkshire 10-mile race.
The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland. Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon is the finale to a weekend of events, starting with the Kielder 10K and the Kielder Run Bike Run followed by the Kielder Half Marathon and junior races.
Congratulations to Neil Tate ran a fantastic time of 3:15:04 and came 23rd. Neil described it as the hardest run he has ever done with the continuous hills, 1700ft of climbing in short sharp ascents throughout, but the scenery was stunning. Mark Hughes also ran the Kielder Marathon and achieved a good time of 5:05:50 coming 503rd.
The Chester Marathon took place on Sunday 8th October, the race is flat/undulating and starts and finishes at Chester racecourse. Lytham had 2 runners Mike Toft and Sue Hawitt.
|Mike Toft at Chester Marathon|
Kirsten Burnett ran the metric marathon (26.2K) which starts later than the marathon meaning all the runners end up together for the last few miles. The route was through the historic city of Chester but then mainly on country roads. Ideal weather conditions with drizzle over last few miles being very welcome. Kirsten finished in 2:34:19 which was a personal best over this unusual distance.
The West Coast Half Marathon also on Sunday 8th October saw several Lytham runners compete. The organisers description highlights the unique flat, point to point race starting in Preston, passing through Preston Docks, onto the Guild Wheel, through Freckleton into Warton, and on to Lytham St Anne’s for the grand finish at Fairhaven Lake.
There was an impressive turnout of 14 LSARRC participants, this was the second running of this event, conditions were good with just a slight headwind being felt as the coastline neared. First home for LSARRC was Alex Tate, followed by his older brother Ian Tate and then Darran Ames. The first lady was Alexandra Everest.
It was a gold medal at the 10,000m Newcastle under Lyne NVAC Championship for Graham Webster who completed the run in 41:46:2, V65 category.
At the PlusNet Yorkshire 10-mile race in York on Sunday LSARRC was represented by Olivia Johnson-Allen, who completed the 10 miles in 01:37:14. She finished in 1,835th place in a large race of over 3,100 competitors.
Many Lytham runners completed parkruns on Saturday 7th October and a number of juniors attended the Parkview junior parkrun in Lytham on 8th October.
Lytham Hall Park parkrun on 7th October 2017 18 club members took part. Chris McCarthy secured first place in a time of 18:08. Justin Allitt, Neil Bayntun-Roberts, and Mark Selby came 5th, 6th and 7th respectively. Morgan Pritchard came an impressive 9th given he is a junior member of LSARRC. Jennifer Hill continues to run well and she was the first female home in a time of 21:16.
Other results included: Darran Ames 22:23, James Buckley 22:23, Neil Tate 22:31, Kev Murray 22:31, Stephen Tate 26:17, Holly Anderson 27:45, Jake Balshaw 27:57, Robert Parker 28:38, Jacqui Murray 28:50, Gillian Glover 30:13, Michelle Sheridan 31:42, and Sarah Bagshaw 32:34.
Several other Lytham runners competed parkruns across the north west. Gill Draper and Andrew Draper completed the Woodhouse Moor parkrun and achieved times of 21:53 and 21:54.
Felicity Wolohan attended the Princes parkrun n Liverpool and was the first female, 12th overall in a time of 20:19.
The Cuerden Valley park run saw John Graham Bertenshaw in attendance (22:35) and Graham Webster (22:56) who came 13th 1sr V65.
At the Park View Junior parkrun on Sunday 8th December Morgan Pritchard was first home in 7:46 and Charlie Ormerod was 2nd in 7:55. Rebecca Fisher was the first girl in 10:02 and achieved a new personal best, and her younger sister Charlotte Fisher was 3rd girl in 10:06. Other results included: Jack Greaves 10:09, Blair Selbie 10:30, and Ella Wiseman 10:41.